Smith, Abadeer wed

Samer Said Abadeer and Helen Rose Smith

Samer Said Abadeer and Helen Rose Smith

Norm and Marian Smith, of Manistee, announce that their daughter, Helen Rose Smith, was married on June 25, 2016 to Samer Said Abadeer, whose parents are Said and Yvone Abadeer, of Wausau, Wis.

The bride has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids and a master’s degree from Michigan State University.

She has been teaching for the past eight years at the International Community School in Bangkok, Thailand, and will be teaching at Heritage Christian School in Milwaukee, Wis.

The groom has a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and a minor in business from the University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire.

He is working as a nursing home director in Milwaukee.

The wedding and reception took place in Manistee, overlooking Lake Michigan at the Smith family property.

Officiating the wedding was Rev. Eric Struble, of Heritage Baptist Church.

Wedding party members were:

  • Sheri Smith, maid of honor and sister of the bride; and
  • Bridesmaids Sarah Levandowski, childhood friend of the bride; Diana Radtke, friend of the bride and Caroline and Nardien Abadeer, sisters of the groom; and
  • Best man Joe Abadeer, cousin of the groom; and
  • Groomsmen Chris Carlson and Cody VanRyn, childhood friends of the groom, and Jason Froehlich and Jeremy Esperson, friends of the groom; and
  • Ushers Paul Smith, brother of the bride; Andrew Sedrak, cousin of the groom; and Austin VanRyn, Jon Dykstra and John Grochowski, friends of the groom; and
  • Flowergirls Haylee Levandowski and Gabrielle Abadeer.

The honeymoon took place in Cancun, Mexico and, upon their return, will reside in Milwaukee.

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